Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Rare Halloween Card

Hello Friends! I have an unusual card share today because it's been years since I've made a Halloween card. When I started making cards on a regular basis for OWH back in 2008 I'd gone out and gotten a small selection of Halloween stamps. There weren't as many OWH crafters making cards back then and since they were in demand for heros to send home I found myself including Halloween designs in my boxes.

Fast forward a few years to 2012 and now there were many Halloween cards being made and a dwindling demand... so I did the natural thing and in a clean-out of my supplies I sold off a bunch of stamps, including all the Halloween stamps I had. All except for one... the one I used to create this card for a recent card swap.

It's a simple card but I'm glad I held onto this stamp since it at least it gave me something to use to create this card.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Just For You

Hello Friends! I'm still struggling to get back in the groove when it comes to card making and blogging. I managed to make a few cards last week (no wait it was the week before last) and was determined to sit down and set up a few posts that I could schedule in advance. Needless to say it didn't happen. I'm reaching a point, after a year of personal tribulations where I feel like I need to make some decisions... give up crafting, give up blogging, give up both, recommit myself to card making and skip blogging, recommit to doing both... well there are a bunch of options. I just have to figure out which to choose.

Meanwhile this card share today is a Just for You card that winged it's way to Raeanna Smith as part of a recent 'card shower'. What's a card shower you ask? When  a bunch of your card making friends get together — usually in secret — and send a bunch of cards to someone who could use some cheering up and support.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Card Making, Crafty Friends

Hello Friends!  Where did the summer go? I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have, though it always goes too fast for me.

Among the many wonderful things that being a part of OperationWrite Home has allowed me to do is the chance I've had to 'meet' a lot of new crafty friends online. While it might sound odd since I've made a LOT of cards for OWH since I first started in 2008 I've never been a big 'card sender'. With the reduced need for cards for our heroes, and at the suggestion of card making friends I've started to join in some card swaps and I've started to send my handmade cards to some of the friends I've made and I'll share them here too.

Here's one that I sent to fellow OWHer Sherry V. this week.

While a combination of life circumstances and lack of motivation has kept me from crafting very much at all in the past year I really enjoyed sitting down this past weekend to make some cards specifically knowing they'd be going to some of my online friends. If you want to be added to my list send me an email or leave me a comment and I promise you that you will (eventually) receive a genuine, original, handmade card from me just for the asking. 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Card Gone Missing

Hello Friends,

Let me first say that even after 13 years September 11th is a day that fills me with a combination sorrow, anxiety and dread. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone directly affected and for our nation as a whole. It's as palpable for me today as it was on that horrifying day and I am relieved when the day is finally over.

So on to the card share I have for today. The long and the short of it is this card is lost in the mail. I made it for a card swap I joined in and sent it on it's way to my assigned recipient but sadly it never made it, or hasn't yet (it's been 2 weeks)!

I ultimately made a second card for my swap that did arrive so all is well.  Maybe some day it will make the news as one of those mail pieces that make it to their destination 10 years later. :)

Happy Crafting!


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